This Letter To A Homophobic Parent Is The Most Perfect Thing You’ll Read Today

by Brenda Pitt


The Washington Post columnist Amy Dickinson has made a name for herself by giving awesome relationship advice, and this letter will show you why! A parent, who identifies only as “Feeling Betrayed,” wrote to Amy about his or her gay son. He is 17, and as Betrayed puts it, “he will not stop being gay.” Betrayed is sad, mad and embarrassed; Betrayed thinks the family needs Amy’s help in making her son a heterosexual. 


Enter Amy’s perfect response. In a biting passage, she explains that Betrayed should try to lead by example, by acting against her sexual orientation: “Stop being a heterosexual to demonstrate to your son that a person’s sexuality is a matter of choice — to be dictated by one’s parents, the parents’ church and social pressure.” She concludes that of course no one can control or learn sexuality, and she tells Betrayed in no uncertain terms that “Pressuring your son to change his sexuality is wrong.” Woohoo, Amy! Read the awesomesauce letter here


Thanks to Buzzfeed

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